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May 3, 2014 1:00am PDT
take off today. but the escalating violence between russia and ukraine had investors on edge keeping stocks on the down side boosting gold prices by nearly $20 an ounce. wrapping up a week on wall street, one that saw the dow close at a fresh all-time high on wednesday. the blue chip stocks ended the day 46 points lower. nasdaq lost three today, s&p down for the week. each was up by a percent. >>> and she is a senior portfolio manager with wells fargo advantage funds. anne, welcome, good to have you with us. why didn't the markets, both stocks and bonds really react to the jobs numbers in a more enthusiastic way? >> you know, i think the first initial reaction was very bullish. and then there were some things that the market looked further at, probably the fact that the participation rate did go down. and also, the salary or -- i'm sorry the earnings stayed flat. so the fact that you had a lot of job creation but it did not increase earnings, that was another probably little nick to the number. >> you know a lot of people, i don't know if you're among them think that the market can m
CNBC
May 2, 2014 5:00pm EDT
jobs number overshadowed by a labor force declined and reunited fears of ukraine and russia helping send the early morning rket rally into reversal mode. brian, kelly, it's interesting because, the tlt -- >> it's very interesting. bonds have been climbing and yield versus been falling for awhile. actually since the first of the year we had this flattening of the yield curve which would say sometime in the future we would get slower growth. then you saw the jobs number. it was good. we could argue about the labor force participation rate but still we're creating jobs in this country yet the market faded. ha that's why i think the market sentiment changed here. what we had for the last four or five years is everybody saying good news is bad news. completely reversed the psychology has changed. >> it's funny. i'm totally the opposite way. i actually bought the tbt today. if you look at the bond market, at 260 to 280 yield range all year. i think a lot of the market was positioned to be short into this market. it's one of the moves. i think it was short covered and overdone and i think
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 3:00pm EDT
as president obama and german chancellor angela merkel met at the white house. the two leaders warned russia they are prepared to impose more sanctions. >> the goal is not to punish russia. the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better horse, and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically -- a better course, and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. and i think we are united on that front. >> they set a may 25 trigger date for economic sanctions, but will be sanctions stop putin's ambitions? joining me, a director of russian studies at the kanin institute. >>l this stop? we have tried times with sanctions. it does not seem to be helping much. >> putin has certain geo- political objectives. these sanctions will hurts. they will hurts going forward. in terms of the short-term to strategic objectives, he is not going to be deterred -- >> when you talk about his objectives, what are we talking about? does he want all of ukraine? just to cooler areas? wants allt think he of ukraine. if he wanted to invade ukraine, he could've done earlier. his main objective is to under
CNBC
May 2, 2014 2:00pm EDT
better than expected jobs number. on the other hand, russia and ukraine looking more like violence will escalate. hello, everybody. we have a deep dive into whether the jobs number was as good as some say. it halves a debate that has everyone talking. plus the maybook, and the sweetest "shark tank" profile that you have ever seen. >> let's look at the action right now, moving to the down side, but we have of course been moving in and out of positive territory, as brian was saying, 288,000 new jobs created in april. we also have more violence in ukraine. we're going to show you a picture of people arrested for allegedly shooting down helicopters. >>> bob, what do you think? is the rate driver of action? >> that's really what's -- we have this jobs report when putin said they wanted a security council meeting, that's when the market moved. i want to show you the s&p 500, that was the big mover. there it is, when he called for a security council meeting. here we are sitting right at the lows of the day. gold stock moved up. there you go, look at that move on gold stocks moving up. ove
CNBC
May 2, 2014 1:00pm EDT
was surprised it doesn't hold earlier, but you think mart of the reason might be russia? >> i think the report, you know, on the face of it blew everybody away thinking, my god, what a great number, but underneath you have the geopolitical, but then you have this push, and the fact that it hit some resistance there, i think the buyers started to back away a bit, which tells us we're still stuck in this range, investors are thinking there's probably a pullback coming. >> what do you think, bob? >> this is a difficult day for the traders. you know you're in trouble when your best sources call you and ask you what's going on. i had traders calling up and saying what's happening here? what happened was, first, confusion about the jobs report as steve beautifully laid out. beautiful number, but the labor force participation rate muddles the picture. in the middle of the day, all of a sudden we saw the stock market moving down, gold moving up, most people attribute that to mr. putin calling for a security council meeting on the ukraine, that that would be a potential figure leaf for him to potential
FOX Business
May 2, 2014 11:00am EDT
to impose actions on russia. we are united in our unwavering article five commitment. including german aircraft joining nato patrols over the baltics. we are united in our support for ukraine. the very important imf program approved this week. they disarm and stop provoking violence. pro- russian militants are still holding observers, including four germans, as well as ukrainian exports. they have been paraded in front of the media and forced to make statements at the barrel of a gun. it is disgraceful and un- excusable. finally, as both angela and i have repeatedly said, we want to see a diplomatic resolution andrew -- in ukraine. diplomatic and economic. it is estimated that $100 billion will exit russia this year. in short, russians actions are making an already weak economy even weaker. we have been consulting closely with our european and g-7 partners. the russian leadership must know that if it continues to destabilize eastern ukraine and disrupt this month residential collection, we will move quickly on additional steps including further sanctions that will impose greater costs.
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 10:00am EDT
speak about an aggressive russia. we will bring it to you live at noon. >> welcome to "market makers." i'm stephanie ruhle. erik schatzker is out. i'm joined by the well manicured matt miller. cure ifd to get a mani you were going to be on set with me. >> it is friday. jobs day. the headline number is the best it has been in more than two years. payrolls rose by 288,000 in april, far more than estimated. unemployment dropped to its lowest level since before the collapse of lehman brothers. but there is a lot beyond the headlines. i want to bring in michael mckee. you are the man who delivers the real deal. walk us through it. the headlines look great but the market is not excited. >> no champagne. the headline number is good but the details are not as good. that is why we are seeing markets back off from their initial excitement. a a tale of te -- it is tale of two surveys. we are coming back from the weather. the household survey, same measure,, the people were employed. we lost 73,000 jobs in that survey. more than 700,000 people leave the labor force with chuck drives unemployment --
CNBC
May 2, 2014 9:00am EDT
. the catalyst, the increasing tensions of ukraine, russia calling for emergency u.n. security council meeting after pro-russian forces shot down two cr ukrainian helicopters. the gdl up about 1%, as well, carl. back over to you guys. >> thanks so much. >>> when we come back, if steve jobs were alive today, should he be in jail? that's the headline of the jim stewart column this weekend in "the new york times." stewart's here to talk about what he's written in a moment. but first, rick santelli watching the jobs number and other things today, rick. >> yeah. i'll tell you what. just getting arms around the jobs number and objective way to try to get on the same page as the market is a real job. but i will leave you with this. geopolitics is the new weather. what do i mean by that? you have to join me at the bottom of the hour. >>> european markets closing a moment ago. let's bring in simon hobbs. >> if you took a weighted average of europe down half of 1%. manufacturing data good today. the eurozone growing at the fastest pace in manufacturing for three months but the unemployment rate at 11.8%
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 8:00am EDT
conference from the rose gordon -- rose garden. you can watch that at bloomberg.com. russia will dominate their discussion. for more on that, we are back with mohamed el-erian and phil mattingly. has the crisis in ukraine helped heal a rift between the president and angela merkel? >> i think it has. administration officials feel repair thelped initial committee cases between the officials. since the ukraine crisis started in late february, the president angela merkel have spoken eight times by phone. they been closely aligned with every move on the sanctions side. g issue remains important to the germans. it will come up again. on ukraine, communications are on a good level. both recognize they cannot move forward on ukraine without the other. >> mohamed, you questioned recently where is the rule of law global politics. >> for good news is ukraine is bringing the west closer together. the bad news is it is a major test for the rule of law. days, the geneva agreements are dead. mr. putin continues to make requests on ukraine that are unrealistic. conditions on the ground in eastern ukraine
BBCAMERICA
May 2, 2014 7:00am EDT
be used as a pretext by russia to send in the troops to protect them which is how they describe it. how far can the ukrainian government and military push this without risking the full-on by russian troops? it's been concern all along. it's why we've seen such a timid response from the ukrainian military and security agent in general including police here. it is the big question at this point. will the ukrainian military now hold its ground and try to push further into sloviansk or in places like this in donetsk where pro russian groups are in charge of administration buildings here and other cities in eastern ukraine. is this simp will yly going to push forward and pull back? we'll wait and see. it seems to be the most significant operation so far. >> sarah, thank you for joining us. we'll keep you up to date with all developments in eastern ukraine here on bbc world news. >>> australian official heading the searching for mh 370 says it could take up to a year to find the missing plane. houston is confident his team is looking in the right area in the indian ocean. no debris has been f
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 7:00am EDT
. reports from inside suggest that it is tension but calm. >> okay, johnna hull -- engineers. >> russia and ukraine had both promised to deescalate tensions in ukraine as part of a deal. >> angela merkel set to meet with president obama. the crisis in ukraine and the stepped up sanctions against russia expected to top the agenda as libby casey reports, this is her first visit to washington since it was revealed that the inform sa was listening in on her conversations >> reporter: president obama and chancellor merkel will meet for four hours at the whitehouse as both leaders wrestle with how far to push russia. >> they will say we have to go together and when it comes to ukraine, we have to work together to put more pressure on putin. but the interests are different. >> the latest round of sanctions by the u.s. and european union stop short of hitting russia's oil and gas industry, an industry german is tied to. trade between the two countries amounted to $100,000,000,000 last year. >> we work closely with russia. we are to some extent even dependent on russian gas. for that reason, we
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 6:00am EDT
action on russia after the latest exclamation -- escalation. of course for its part, russia is blaming ukraine, saying they sent a convoy in order to negotiate the release of the eight monitors who were captured by pro-russian separatists earlier. so i think what the ukraine wants to hear is that there is no stepping back, that they are ready to continue to back them on this. right heather, yesterday vladimir putin effectively told erchnof ofchurch an pull back. how are they reacting to that statement in kiev? are think people in kiev very much on amused by what putin has said after what happened here. it is pretty much business as usual, but they are obviously behind the government making some effort to control what is going on there and not just guessing the pro-russian separatist take this buildings that will and gradually take control of the region. >> heather harris, thank you so much, safe travels, our executive editor for eastern europe and emerging markets reporting today from kiev. on this job say, we have alan kruger for you in the next hour. even better, thomas pacelli econo
CNBC
May 2, 2014 4:00am EDT
is down a third. in russia, the micex is down a third as well. china still close because of a two-day holiday. they'll be back on monday. the nikkei slipping down 0.2%. the hang seng up 0.5%. the s&p sx. just take a net on this, 38 treasury yields 3.42% at the moment. we got down to 3.39%. the ten-year has been down to two-month lows, 2.59 was the yield during the session yesterday. we're off those lows at the moment. but maybe a bit of a short squeeze going on in treasury markets. we'll talk about that during the show. on the currency markets, the dollar, cautious again ahead of nonfarm payroll. euro/dollar, 1.36 and dollar/yen 102.46. we keep our eyes on sterling, 1.69. up near a five-week peak. that's where we stand with currencies right now. meanwhile, let's bring you up to speed with the latest in ukraine. reports of casualties in eastern ukraine today after the country's military has launched a large operation to regain control of the town of slovyansk. sources say pro-russian separatists have strengthened their hold on donetsk after taking another government building. prime
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 4:00am EDT
find common ground in confronting russia. >> pfizer ups its bid for astrazeneca. bayer is in exclusive talks to buy merck's consumer business. morning, everybody. you are watching "the pulse." i'm guy johnson. >> and i am francine lacqua. coming up, a bloomberg exclusive. we speak with the south african finance minister as a nation sets to go to the holes. >> the army in ukraine has become an operation to retake ovyansk. pressure is reporting that two helicopters have been shut down and one pilot killed. down and oneshot pilot killed. heather, can you give us the latest on the situation, vis-a-vis the offensive? day.re protests on labor the situation here has become increasingly tense, as you mentioned. there was an antiterrorist operation by ukrainian forces to slovyansk. we have had two statements, one from the interior ministry saying this operation started about 4:30 a.m. today. they have circled the town, taking control of nine roadblocks as interior minister and the head of the national guard and the defense minister are on the spot there. they are demanding the release of hosta
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 3:00am EDT
and president obama find common ground in confronting russia. >> pfizer ups its bid for astrazeneca. bayer is in exclusive talks to buy merck's consumer business. morning, everybody. you are
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 1:00am EDT
to balance or business interest in germany. you look at some of the traits they have what russia. it is the largest trading partner in the eu. seen her get increasingly upset with vladimir cutin. putin. of her relationship with barack obama, we have seen clear telegraphing from german officials is that they will put aside all of their nsa, the snooping, the eavesdropping and put all that aside. the focus will be how do you get the european union and the u.s. aligned with one voice. does that mean additional sanctions. what were they due to present a unified front? in some ways, they look at putinl as a kind of baye whisperer. they look to her tables translate putin -- to her to translate putin. it will been interesting conversation. courses might be a little bit early in the morning. >> i went into a whiskey distillery but there's only one catch, they haven't officially made any whiskey yet. is the first whiskey maker in london for more than a century. darren brooks, this is part of a wider trend towards craft brewing in the u.k. and a dayhree years for this to become whiskey. th
CNBC
May 1, 2014 3:00pm EDT
highs. >>> we want to talk about what's happening in russia and ukraine because russian president vladimir putin is threatening an oil war that could send energy prices up here in the u.s. and everywhere else. jackie deangelis has that story. >> reporter: that's exactly right. it is that fear and nervousness right now that's keeping crude oil supported at these levels. of course we had had a bearish inventory report yesterday showing that the u.s. market is well supplied but that really didn't have as much of an impact as trades were expecting. now what is it that putin actually said. he told reporters this -- he said we would very much wish not to resort to any measures in response, but i -- and i hope that we don't get to that point. but if something like that continues, we will of course have to think about who is working in the key sectors of the russian economy, including the energy sector, and how. now investors are a little concerned that his comments could be aimed at long-term projects in russia with international oil majors like bp, shell, france's totale and exxon-mobil
Bloomberg
May 1, 2014 3:00pm EDT
u.s. tensions with russia to have a small impact on this year's earnings. >> number eight, yelp pouring almost nine percent. -- soaring almost nine percent. fourth-quarter revenue beat predictions of $75 million. sided tony outperform. brandsber seven, yum! down slightly. the company announced greg creed will be appointed the new ceo am effective january 2015. he will replace david novak. the man responsible for bringing the doritos locos taco. >> i preferred the double-decker myself. the soft taco with the heart taco. 88% beef. number two, pfizer. set to be sweetening the deal for astrazeneca. the offer will come through next week. more on the story later in the roundup. down.mber five, avon they have agreed to pay 135 million dollars to resolve u.s. probe on whether or not it paid bribes in china and other countries. the five-year-old investigation has cost avon almost $400 million. >> that is a lot of money. >> a lot of mascara. >> a lot of lip gloss. >> a door to door? today comes around? >> it is really big in emerging markets. >> when he said he emerging markets, i th
Bloomberg
May 1, 2014 10:00am EDT
an i on putin. russia's his neighbors are wondering if they will be next. -- wel hear lafayette's will hear from lafayette's prime minister. ♪ country's his neighbors are worried about a spillover. peter, she is looking at the u.s. for support. >> she is here she has been here with a meeting with the vice president among others. counting on the u.s. and nato to provide military support should russia take aim beyond ukraine. one of the countries bordering 100% for natural gas. i asked whether she thinks the crisis will be across her country. class ukraine and russia is not ukraine andr of russia relationships. it is a matter of bad news. it is on acceptable in the 21st century for one country to annex a part of another country. i think the ukraine and russia, an issue that is a concern for the world that concerns lafayette and we are alarmed and concerned about what is i think the ukraine and russiah. country's his neighbors are worried about a spillover. qwest what do you think vladimir putin's and goal is here? class probably that is what he would like to do. i think it is yo
CNBC
May 1, 2014 9:00am EDT
on foreign policy. the new sanctions on russia, do you have any indication that they are having an effect. >> it's too soon to tell, but the president has been very deliberate, very measured. we've had a lot of engagement with our business community here, engaging their reaction to our sanctions and so far we have had their full support as well as, of course, importantly the support of our allies in the g- 7. >> want to ask you about an issue that has gripped america this week the nba scandal. do you think a $2.5 million fine and bap for life for donald sterling is punishment enough for what he said? >> well look, we support his decision. it's up to the nba and adam silver did a swift and thorough investigation and he reached a conclusion and we support his conclusion. >> do you think your fellow chicagoan oprah winfrey should bid for the clippers? >> i heard about that. i was excited to hear she was interested. seems to be a lot of buzz going on about that. >> sounds like you support the idea of him no longer owning the team though. >> i support the decision of adam silverman. i think wh
CNBC
May 1, 2014 6:00am EDT
the interim government's tenuous hold on power there. further escalation of tension with russia and unrest in the east. acting president says russian militants have won the east. and security forces were helpless to stop pro-russian separatists. >>> let's take a look at stocks to watch. cardinal heating, $1.01 a share profit. textron with first quarter profits of 31 cents a share. overall profit fell 24% as textron delivered few bell helicopter s and unmanned aircraft systems. yelp lost 4 cents. it sells more mobile ads. avon earned 12 cents a share in the first quarter, nine cents below expectations. revenue below. >>> coming up, we'll talk deals and corporate taxes with roger altman. i have a couple other ones i want to talk to you about. top of the hour, jim paulson and josh feinman. squawk coming right back after this. this. [ grunting ] i'm taking off, but, uh, don't worry. i'm gonna leave the tv on for you. and if anything happens, don't forget about the new xfinity my account app. you can troubleshoot technical issues here. if you make an appointment, you can check out the status he
CNBC
Apr 30, 2014 3:00pm EDT
in north america, though 25% of our business is outside north america, europe, russia. >> and there are listed companies in the s&p 500, you know, are headquartered overseas and have roughly the proportion of business you guys do and they are getting a better rate than you are. >> sure. well, look, we -- we look at all the options all the time. we've talked about that with our board. you know, we're focused on what we can do right now. we wouldn't have that opportunity to exist today. how can we improve earnings and cash flow with the portfolio that we have? >> john faraci, chairman and ceo of international paper. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> yeah. on a nice beat relative to the street today for their earnings. he tied for third place on cnbc's list of the 25 most influential people in business over the last 25 years, so what does former fed chair alan greenspan say his greatest achievement is, and what's his greatest regret from his time at the fed? he'll join us next in an exclusive interview. >> and is the market really rigged, as author michael lewis claimed in h
CNBC
Apr 30, 2014 6:00am EDT
come in from russia over the next period of time. >> that's, i mean, something people look at. they look at energy is what jack welch was talking about yesterday, you think finance is going to be an area of strong growth? >> i think finance is at the root of everything that happens. so i think it has top. the economy will be good. i think it has to be good. i think energy, when you see a pipeline thing that makes sense, put it off until after an election. >> is this on purpose? i wasn't listening. now you say that. isn't that just. >> it doesn't make any sense. i mean, then you have to wait until the next election and the next election. >> every two years, unfortunately. >> the stuff is going to go some place else. it's obviously a safer way to transport that kind of oil. why not become an exporter of it? >> we talk about this often on camera before. who did you support, two elections ago for president? >> oh, boy. >> you supported barak obama. you didn't the last time around, why? >> pardon me? >> why? >> i didn't think he did a good job. >> the thing that bothers you the mos
FOX News
Apr 30, 2014 3:00am PDT
of motherhood as she set out to adopt a daughter from russia. but soon thereafter, our next guest discovered her daughter, julia, suffered from rad, reactive attachment disorder. it's a condition that affects thousands of orphans all across the globe due to abeen donement and neglect, among other things. that mom now sharing her story of her family and their ups and downs in the new book "rescuing julia twice." tina joins us live. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> you rescued her twice. the first time was? >> eight months old, siberian orphanage. got her on valentine's day, middle of the winters in siberia. and she was a beautiful baby. >> and you rescued her the second time when you realized something is the matters with my child and i got to figure out what it is. >> that's right. that's right. more importantly was we rescued her from herself. we rescued her from a dark place, a place where she was incapable of bonding and attaching and feeling the benefit of love. >> that's referred to as rad. >> it's a condition that is typically affiliated with children who have been neglected or abu
Al Jazeera America
Apr 30, 2014 5:00am EDT
participating in russia's energy sector if sanctions against his country persist. putin spoke the day after the u.s. and europe expanded the list of travel bans and asset freezes. he said there was no need for counter sanctions for now but he said that could change . one u.s. firm with a lot at stake is exxonmobil. it has very deep financial ties to russia's energy company. and on monday the u.s. added it to the list of russian facing sanctions. so far exxon's deal is not in jeopardy, but it under scores the modern best. policies does not always mesh with the interests of companies. >> reporter: russian president vladimir putin a picture of cooperation that continues despite escalating tensions over the crisis in ukraine. since 2011 exxonmobil has substantially strengthened it's ties with with a gas plant in the far east, developed oil fracking sites and joint $3.2 billion project to hunt for oil in the blacks sea and russian russian arctic waters. the trade access to billions of barrels of oil for engineering expertise. >> basically exxon is going to russia because of the opportunities the
Bloomberg
Apr 29, 2014 2:00pm EDT
are trying to take on u.s. type rules and regulations to make it easier to be accredited investor. russia is not yet on the list. >> thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us. the cofounder of canyon. i will send it back to you. >> thank you both so much. one of the top stories that we have been following this afternoon, the press conference from the commissioner of the national basketball association saying that the voice heard on the tape making racist comments was in fact that of the owner of the los angeles clippers donald sterling. he has been banned for life. commissioner silver says he will seek a 75% approval from the board of directors to take that franchise away from mr. sterling. we continue to follow the story and give you more details as soon as we get them. headlines onhe bloomberg.com, streaming on your tablet. thank you for joining us. i will see you tomorrow. >> it is 56 past the hour, time to check the markets. let's take a look at where stocks are trading, about an hour left until the end of the session. the nasdaq up 8/10 of one percent as technology leads th
FOX Business
Apr 29, 2014 11:00am EDT
decision, not a scientific one. this is politics at its mouth here. stuart: russia's vladimir putin. why don't we -- why don't we in america approve the export of liquefied natural gas? that would give us a great deal of leverage on energy over vladimir putin. >> absolutely. another example how our president does not understand that having a strong domestic economy, strong domestic energy policy translates into leverage on the geopolitical scale internationally because we could reduce russia's revenue from exporting their liquid natural gas by getting into the market. we could reduce that by 30% and keep in mind that 50% of russia's tax base comes from the sale of oil and natural gas but to many of our friends and allies in western europe. stuart: the president obviously knows this coming knows that if we export big time to europe we get leverage over vladimir putin. he knows this, why does he keep denying -- is it 23 permits that are on the table at the moment for the export of liquefied natural gas that are being held up? the president knows what is going on. why does he hold it up? >>
CNBC
Apr 29, 2014 9:00am EDT
kind of exogenous event, could be something as simple as russia ukraine becoming more difficult. >> okay. >> don't know. something out of the ordinary. >> i wondered if you were going to say growth is disappointing and perhaps won't get the growth the market assumed. if you look at what's happening in the market you have strong rotation. we've spoken many times about the high flying tech stocks, biotech, social media, that have lost a huge amount of value but you see weakness in housing. in financials. economically sensitive areas, the utility index is pushing up towards an all-time high. what do you do with that rotation? do you follow through? >> well, we look at the individual companies and their own valuations. so we think that some of the high flyers, which have come down, are still at fairly lofty valuations and hard to justify. we contrast that with other old technology dinosaurs like microsoft, cisco, hewlett-packard, where their actual results have been quite good and their valuations are very attractive. so we wouldn't necessarily look at the rotation in a kind of a se
KICU
Apr 29, 2014 4:00am PDT
about this russia situation. are there any plays you're doing? are you shorting anything or buying anything? >>i'm looking to get short oil and the grain markets as soon as some of this trouble wears off. we're seeing a lot of fear premium, especially in oil. we are still in what we call backward ation oil so the front month premium is so high. i think as soon as the troubles in russia resolve oil comes crashing down hard. >>thank you. good to have you on the show. >>thank you angie. sanctions that cut off business, freeze assets and ban travel are in place against 15 more russian government officials. that brings the total to 28 as the u.s. and europe attempt to get the president of russia to desclate the conflict in ukraine. i think the hope of the sanctions is that some of these guys are going to turn around to the friend vladimeir putin and say vlad, this is really hurting our business, can we scale it back a little bit. that's the scenario we hope will be affected by the sanctions. among businessmen targeted by sancations the president of the russan state oil company rosneft
CNBC
Apr 29, 2014 6:00am EDT
near a seven-year high, despite what's going on in ukraine. the cac current is up 0.4%. in russia, up 1.2% as well. more on that in a second. earnings higher today. nokia leading the european indices after unveiling plans to return more than $3 billion to shareholders in buy backs and extra dividends. the stock today up nearly 8%. this is despite a slip in the company's first quarter revenue. although investors also appear to be welcoming the firm's new ceo. good moves higher from deutsche bank, up 2.6%. it also announced a bond issue to increase the strength of its balance sheet. no news about a capital hike. we did get more announcements today on the methodology for the european banking association's stress test which are coming out for the eu today. it will include fx an a spike higher in sovereign bond yield as well. we're focused on bp, the stock up not quite a percent in london. the oil giant saying earnings at its russian partner, rosneft, have been hit by a weaker ruble. that firm's ceo has been hit by u.s. sanctions. talking about the sanctions being announced by the u.s. and t
Bloomberg
Apr 29, 2014 6:00am EDT
page. here scarlet fu. >> our top front-page story, a new round of sanctions on russia. still targeted sanctions. it is putin's inner circle who has to do with it. june in the u.s. protesting russia's actions in ukraine. the u.s. but seven people and 17 comments on the list. the white house says it does not expect immediate change of russian policy toward ukraine. so the plan is to steadily ratchet up sanctions that would cause more pain for russia over time. me rephrase that, it sounds like more pain for individuals in russia who are close to mr. putin. very targeted. >> a broad sectors of the economy still spared for now. >> the banks did not get touched. >> which, i believe, was effectively a german request. they did not want that. >> second front-page story, a follow-on to the almost $100 million -- $100 billion megadeal. pfizer making the offer for astrazeneca. a u-turn from the strategy of less is more, and another angle is pfizer could save billions of dollars in taxes because the u.k. created incentives for drug makers to increase research and capital investment. >> adam, you h
CNBC
Apr 29, 2014 4:00am EDT
to europe were up 15% last year. russia's top natural gas producer says any expansion of western bank sanctions could lead to adverse consequences and shares in the company. the kremlin meanwhile denounced a decision by the eu and u.s. to ramp up sanctions. seven individuals targeted by the white house. 17 companies have also been hit. and within the last hour, the eu has followed the states and expanded its black list of sanctions against high-profile russians. the eu is also targeting the deputy prime minister. william hague said the western had no option than to introduce these wider sanctions. >> increasing the scope of the sanctions placed on russia is the right response for the failure to implement the geneva agreement. in the last two hours, the united states has announced it is imposing sanctions on seven further russian government officials, including two members of president putin's inner circle. sanctions on 17 companies also linked to putin's inner circle and additional restrictions on 13 of those companies. >> joining us with their thoughts, joseph dire, and lankton. welc
PBS
Apr 29, 2014 1:00am PDT
street keeping a close eye on today relations between the united states and russia after the white house ramped up economic sanctions against individuals and entities licensed to export to russia. john harwood joins us from washington with more on the sanctions and russia's response. john, are these new sanctions, the big sanctions on whole sectors of the russian economy that some have expected or more of a little slap here and a nugy from? >> reporter: it's an increasing number of nugies before they get to the large scale transactions. treasure secretary explained to mitch mitch today what the rationale is behind the administration's approach. >> these are very important sanctions. they are sanctions that will get their attention. i think our goal is to move in a systematic way, careful way, a way that gives them a chance to change their policy and take a different course. our goal here is obviously not to hurt the russian people, it's to get them to change their policy. >> reporter: give them a chance to change the policy. that's the off-ramp that president obama and secretary of state
Bloomberg
Apr 28, 2014 9:00pm EDT
, let's go to my radio co-host, carol massar. carol. >> thanks, pimm. sanctions against russia because of its actions. the sanctions target individuals and companies in the inner circle of vladimir putin. andncludes travel bans asset freezes. and increasing dividends and buybacks, bank of america says it made a decision after finding an error in its stress test. which was submitted to the federal reserve. and general electric may find some competition. siemens could make an offer if they get access to the same financial information as ge did. this is from sources familiar. that is a headline this hour. >> thank you. let's go to the milken global conference taking place in los angeles. bloomberg's erik schatzker and stephanie ruhle have been speaking with the guests all day, and currently, they are with the governor of colorado. erik? stephanie? pimm, thank you so much. we are, again, with governor john hickenlooper. here in beautiful beverly hills. >> glad to be here. >> colorado has fascinated the area for many reasons, but recently, the nation's fascination is with marijuana. >> a qu
Bloomberg
Apr 28, 2014 7:00pm EDT
. new sanctions against russia because of its actions. the sanctions target individuals and companies in the inner circle of vladimir putin. measures includes bans of visas and assets restrictions. and increasing dividends and buybacks, bank of america says it made a decision after finding an error in its stress test. and general electric may find some competition. siemens could make an offer if they get access to the same financial information as ge did. this is from sources familiar. that is a headline this hour. >> thank you. let's go to the milken global conference taking place in los angeles. bloomberg's erik schatzker and stephanie ruhle have been speaking with the guests all day, and currently, they are with the governor of colorado. >> thank you so much. we are, again, with governor john hickenlooper. >> glad to be here. >> colorado has fascinated the area for many reasons, but recently, the nation's fascination is with marijuana. >> it's true, a question we get all of the time. >> i can imagine. it would appear from where we sit and from where others sit that the experiment,
Al Jazeera America
Apr 28, 2014 4:00pm EDT
. the n.b.a. investigating. >>> sanctions on russia - greater costs over actions in ukraine. >>> thanks for being with us people across the heartland are cleaning up the damage from a string of deadly tornados. pictures and other items littered the ground in berlonia arkansas. daybreak brought the heart-breaking sight of damages. in hundreds of homes and business business - damaged or destroyed by a tornado. jonathan betz is joining us with more. devastating images. >> yes, at least 16 killed. it's the deadliest tornado that arkansas river saw in 17 years. the governor expects the death toll to rise. >> reporter: the quitest start to a tornado season ended with a vengeance. dozens touching down destroying towns in the midsection, and taking lives. >> he came in, he didn't say nothing, he went like this, i said "tornado", and everything was hitting. >> drivers swallowed by black clouds. >>e, we are pulling over -- yes, we are pulling over. we'll back up. >> central arkansas was hit hard. towns north of little rock. rescuers dug through debris, searching for dividers. in cars thrown along
FOX Business
Apr 28, 2014 4:00pm EDT
new action from russia trying to stir up rebellion in the ukraine. targeting seven powerful russians and 17 russian companies. herbalife coming out in just a moment. "after the bell" starts right now. liz: what a day. what a monday! david: very busy day. liz: action understatement. let's talk about with nicole petallides on floor of new york stock exchange, and mark luschini, janney montgomery scott chief investment strategist who is here to tell you how to navigate this turbulent market. first we have scott shellady down in the pits cme. david: look at him. liz: ukraine, but also could do with what happened with bank of america. why the huge swings today on larger than normal volume? >> i think it goes to show you how skiddish this market really is. last year was a buy the dips kind of scenario. this year, you have to be more, last year you could have invented like neanderthal. this year you have to invest like a neurosurgeon. you have to be much more careful. the market is skiddish that way. people are selling strength and try to pitpick it back up later. it is a very skiddish mark
CNBC
Apr 28, 2014 3:00pm EDT
will puck up and now we have this continued text between russia and the ukraine weighing on investor minds and between now and year end data is going to accelerate and looking at russia we hope that the situation there will de-escalate. >> jim, this goes back to a point of how you made a point that your own research said pretty much everybody surveyed, you think you talked to five dozen guys on the street, every single person expects rates to go hour and that's been the case for months here as rates have consistently not going higher. >> 67 economists were surveyed at the beginning of april. look, everybody wants to buy a message. just short the bond market because everybody is concerned it's going up in price and down in yield. >> would you really? >> no, i think therein lies the problem. the pride has already happened. what do people say when they are all bearish? already sold. no more selling left, and that's why yields are not going lower anymore and all the talk of economic growth and everything else is not getting a rise in yield because that trade has already occurred. >> how doik a
Bloomberg
Apr 28, 2014 3:00pm EDT
much, but i think one thing we should realize is that we have been trying to integrate russia since the soviet union collapse, and we have been sort of successful doing it, but i think going forward, things are going to go the other way, and we are already seeing that. absolutely. europe is talking about the local energy market, trying to avoid dependence on russian energy, and i think things are going to continue to go that way. butng sanctions right now, europe cannot give up russian energy. to stay thistinue course -- >> let me ask about russia as it relates to china, because looking toch, dominate the region from russia all of the way to china, do you think that is something we will see in our lifetime? >> well, first of all, i would like to ask andrey, do you think the sanctions are going to hurt russia in a recession? think sanctions would increase the pace of a slowdown of the russian economy, but this specific set, probably not. >> this is the eighth largest economy in the world, maybe higher than that if you use the purchasing power metric, and if it goes into recession, an
FOX Business
Apr 28, 2014 3:00pm EDT
russia's leader from fomenting further unrest in eastern ukraine. it's not really working. separately, the european union announcing it will sanction 15 individuals, yes, the e.u. finally getting in to then. we'll get those names to you as soon as possible. oddly enough, the moscow stock market rose today about 1.5%. you know, when the market sees that there's at least some clarity on something that had uncertainty, often it will rise each if the news is pad -- even if the news is bad for russia, but investors were expecting much more stiffness. the administration clearly feels these either are working or will eventually work. what focus do they have on these sakss? >> reporter: the firms named here are in the financial, construction and energy sectors, and washington is now debating whether the u.s. should go further. the administration is also banning more than a dozen russian businesses from acquiring high-tech u.s. goods. the administration that's preventing the russian military from using that technology. in the philippines this morning, president obama again urged russia to chan
CNBC
Apr 28, 2014 2:00pm EDT
the costs on russia without going to broad sectors of the russian economy or to vladimir putin himself, the administration concerned in the case of broad sectoral sanctions, that would be different to get european allies to agree on. it's announced -- not corporate sanctions within the next day or so, and so the question is going to be, as long as this tension and sort of on the knife's edge situation persists between russia and ukraine, what is going to change vladimir putin's behavior, knolls hag so far. the administration has to hope that they'll dissuade vladimir putin. and seize territory there, as they did in crimea. >> need to keep a little powder dry. john harwoea john harwood, thank you. >>> we'll have commentary from tony blair. he is going to be sitting down with brian, as he mentioned, live in just a bit. brian, what do you have on the plate right now? >> we're going to talk about these markets, mandy. there's a lot of stuff that goes on here, but what everybody is talking about is donald sterling and the clipper. we're joined by global cio of guggenheim. we get you to talk
Bloomberg
Apr 28, 2014 10:00am EDT
in the world. how worried are you about russia? >> russia is a complicated thing. it's a complicated situation and it's an area where we don't seem to have much in the way of leverage and control. i don't know that the russians were sitting around waiting to take crimea. thewhen the root -- revolution happened, it was an opportunity for them and it's a natural sphere of influence for them. and they took it. there was nothing the west could do. the biggest structural problem in terms of dealing with this type of crisis is that the russians provide about 1/3 of the gas into europe. if that gas were reduced or turned off, it would have a very material impact. as you think about how to manage a crisis, with that in the background, that is the problem. on the other hand, were the russians to do that, that would affect them financially adversely. it's a bit of a complicated sing-along with the ethnic russian issue and what is the russian agenda? is it to reassemble part of their empire that was liquidated in the 1990's? we will find out. >> is there an opportunity for you as an investor in any of th
CNBC
Apr 28, 2014 9:00am EDT
. pfizer is going to invert? exxon ought to if they get involved with russia. >> you mentioned they are not a creditable company. i was worried about the dividend. >> i'm worried about that dividend. >> well pfizer doesn't have to worry about things like that. i think they said not to worry. right. nothing says it will be. we'll see what happens here. we have a month to go it is incredible isn't it? >> we haven't seen this activity since the 80s. these are bigger. they are. now they will say and they did on the call that lizen, we are strengthening the inner core and it is the attractive news of the business but to your point whether it is steel, my len's failed attempt for meta. getting out of the u.s. tax jurisdiction to enable and free up your ability to move it. when they ask senators when they come on air do they know? why are we taxing stuff? >> clearly like water companies will find their way around it. you have to do credit on the tax. >> every american should be trying to figure out how to solve it. they have an advantage over the industry or another. shocker. but agai
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